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Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts.

Machinists work on machine tools to make precision parts and instruments. They may maintain industrial machinery, using knowledge of mechanics, math, and metal properties.

Wages $25.70 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Very Good
Education & Training Vocational training is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Production
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